History of Mindfulness Programs at Omega
For 40 years, Omega has maintained a strong commitment to mindfulness practices, presenting a variety of modalities drawn from both spiritual and secular traditions. Beginning with the pioneering work of Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, the practice of mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly valued part of Omega’s offerings.
With extraordinary teachers including Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg, our mindfulness programs feature notable voices and reach a broad spectrum of people, from early education teachers and medical professionals to office workers and nature enthusiasts.
Every year, thousands of people travel to Omega to experience the benefits of mindfulness-based programs—from introductory workshops to professional trainings, plus groundbreaking gatherings like the annual Mindfulness & Education Conference.
The science on mindfulness is now catching up to practices that are thousands of years old. And because mindfulness practice cultivates a culture of wisdom and compassion—which is much needed during these times—Omega continues to support this growing movement toward creating a more mindful society.